Major General Terry Ferrell was commissioned an Armor Officer in 1984 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marshall University. His previous command and staff assignments include Tank Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, Camp Casey, Korea; Company Executive Officer and Battalion S4, Fort Hood, Texas; Tank Company Commander and Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, Baumholder, Germany; Observer-Controller on the Scorpion (Mechanized Infantry) team at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Officer Advanced Course Small Group Instructor in the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Squadron S3, Regimental S3, and Regimental Executive Officer of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Commander of 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Operations Officer, J3, United States Northern Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Commander, 2d Brigade Combat Team and Chief of Staff, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Assistant Division Commander for Support, then Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud and Camp Casey, Korea. Prior to assuming command of CJTF-HOA, his most recent assignment was Commander, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Fort Irwin, California.
General Ferrell's deployment experience includes: Stabilization Force V, OPERATION JOINT FORGE, Bosnia as XO, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment and Deputy Chief of Staff, 49th Armored Division; Stabilization Force VII (Bosnia) and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as Commander, 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division; OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM V as Commander, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as Commander of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.
General Ferrell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University, a Master's of Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master's of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He is a graduate of the Basic and Advanced Armor Officer Courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff Course, and the United States Army War College.
General Ferrell's personal awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Badge.